After losing his first title match via highly controversial split decision, Cestus Management’s 140-pound contender “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis is back in training. The Greek powerhouse, who is out to prove that his only loss is a fluke, is slated to face Kendall Holt in a WBO Junior Welterweight title eliminator which will be broadcast live on Showtime. The fight scheduled for April 20, 2007, and is going to take place at the Bally's Hotel and Casino, in Atlantic City.
Arnaoutis, whose record stands at 17-1-2 with 9-kos said, “I was so disappointed in myself as I let Cestus Management, Star Boxing, family, friends, and the entire country of Greece down in my last fight (against Ricardo Torres),” Mike (Michael), Gina (Iacovou) and all of Cestus Management have been very supportive. I returned home to Athens, Greece for a few weeks and now I am back in American a very hungry fighter. I’m ready to take that next step and I will win the title very soon.”
Cestus Management’s chief advisor Mike Michael stated, “It has not been easy to know that our fighter was robbed of his title but we have been forced to accept it and that is in the past. We are now all focused on the immediate future and I can promise you that Mike Arnaoutis will make good on his potential and we will become world champions soon.”
Michael added, “We as his management company and his promoter (Star Boxing) have done our job as he is right back in the title hunt fighting (Kendall) Holt in a WBO Junior Welterweight title eliminator. Mighty Mike has learned for his mistakes and is ready to live up to his full potential.”